The Braves needed some cornering help and they went to see a familiar source to fill the void. The team announced on Tuesday that right-field player Nick Markakis had signed a one-year contract.

Markakis will earn $ 4 million in 2019, but there is a $ 2 million buyout if the Braves do not choose the option, according to Ken Rosenthal of athletics.

Markakis, 35, has spent the past four seasons with the Braves and has just finished his best season there. He hit .297 / .366 / .440 (117 OPS +) with 43 doubles, 14 homers and 93 RBIs. He joined the All-Star team for the first time in his career and raised his first Silver Slugger.

Unfortunately, this was largely motivated by an unsustainable first half. Check the splits:

Before ASG: .323 / .389 / .488, 29 2B, 10 HR
After ASG: .258 / .332 / .369, 14 2B, 4 HR

With Markakis back in the right field, the Braves will likely stay with Ender Inciarte in the center and Ronald Acuna Jr. on the left, although we also talk about Acuna moving to the center. Adam Duvall is the fourth outfielder.